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21 Day of September

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/21/2021 - 07:13
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Today Is the 21st of September, which means it may be time to listen and delve into the Earth, Wind & Fire classic smash hit.

But do you remember why the band happened to chose the 21st as the date for the song? Many assume it has to do with the seasons changing September 21 is the first day of Autumn. The simple reality is that it rhymes nicely..

This tune Is full of funky groove news hooks, octave guitar and bass licks, silky slick keyboards segments, along with a singalong melody, Latino horn sections and a circular chord pattern.

A Hard Rain Kept Falling

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/01/2021 - 08:26
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City Images is reporting this morning that New York will be getting lots of rain. Ida caused at least 48 dead and area-wide damage.

Hurricane Aida
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ub Sun, 08/29/2021 - 12:24

Today marks the horrific anniversary when Hurricane Katrina slammed into Waveland, Mississippi, near New Orleans, #USA

The powerful hurricane also hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, forcing a storm surge that breached a system of levees built to protect the City of New Orleans.

Now watching #hurricane. #Ida’s eye while its rapid intensification continues it is ready for one of the strongest to ever make landfall in #Louisiana.

Silence Loud Vehicles

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/28/2021 - 23:06
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Ben Kallos proposes to fight excessively noisy NYC vehicles with radar technology with $1,575 fines.

The New York City Council member wants to combat loud motor vehicles by using radar technology that captures the intensity of loud sounds and identifies the responsible obnoxious driver and slapping them with an expensive summons.

NYC Heat Advisory
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ub Thu, 08/26/2021 - 04:50

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for NYC: Until 8:00 PM on 8/27. https://www.weather.gov/

Heat indices are expected around 100 degrees . Avoid strenuous outdoor activity. Info: http://NYC.gov/beattheheat or http://weather.gov/okx. Multilingual and ASL Link: http://on.nyc.gov/2rjosBI.

Blue-Sturgeon Moon
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ub Sat, 08/21/2021 - 07:41

Look up in the sky this Sunday to see if you catch an image of the full moon that will be both a "sturgeon moon" and "blue moon." 
 

The moon will officially become full at 8:02 a.m. ET Sunday, but it will still appear plenty large throughout Saturday as well as Sunday nights. Just look toward the southeast sky after sunset to catch a glimpse of the sturgeon moon rising,

Dangerous Henri

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/20/2021 - 13:05
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Hurricane forecasters are warning of excessive rain and flooding in parts of the northern Plains and Mid-Atlantic with thunderstorms. 

After a record-setting start, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season doesn't show signs of relenting as it enters the peak months ahead.

Tropical Storm Henri keeps spinning in a northwesterly course around 375 miles south, southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., which is likely to become the first hurricane to slam New England in 3 decades. 

Stormy Wednesday

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/18/2021 - 08:41
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Tropical Depression Fred is forecast to dissipate, according to folks ar the National Weather Service  https://www.weather.gov/

Fred brings heavy rain, possible flash flooding, gusty winds and perhaps a few tornadoes as it tracks north from the upper Ohio Valley into New England Wednesday. Thunderstorms in Arizona and Utah may cause flash floods, especially in slot canyons and arroyos

Weather Warnings

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 11:20
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Excessive heat warning this week for the Northeast as well as most of the nation and a heat advisory for the remainder of the area.

Remember to have plenty of water on hand if working or traveling outside. Temperatures today will feel in excess of 100°F, so please stay cool and hydrated. Dear mother nature: Whatever it is that you’re cooking up for earthlings, it’s not only done, you're burning and melting the pot.